Physicians
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 Dennis C. Friedman, M.D., F.A.C.C.

FriedmanDr. Dennis C. Friedman is the Director of the Shady Grove Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Medical Director of Inpatient Cardiac Services at Shady Grove Medical Center, Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility of Shady Grove Medical Center and the Director of Research at Shady Grove Medical Center. He is a Founding Member of the Medical Staff at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.  Dr. Friedman is also the managing partner at Cardiac Associates, P.C.

Dr. Friedman attended Trinity College in Connecticut and obtained his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was an intern, resident, and chief medical resident at George Washington University and a cardiology fellow at Georgetown University. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Professional interests include invasive and interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and preventive cardiac care.

 

Gregory H. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.C.

FisherDr. Gregory H. Fisher attended Georgetown University before he obtained his medical degree at University of Maryland School of Medicine. This was followed by his residency at Montefiore Hospital, University Health Center of Pittsburgh and Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. He is a  fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Fisher is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases. Professional interests include invasive and interventional cardiology.

 

Robert L. Gold, M.D., F.A.C.C.

GoldDr. Robert L. Gold is the Director of Electrophysiology at Shady Grove Medical Center. He was also the former Director of the Electrophysiologic (EP) Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts and established the EP  lab at Shady Grove Medical Center.

Dr. Gold attended the University of Maryland. He continued at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gold's cardiology fellowship was completed at George Washington University. Dr. Gold is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and specializes in cardiac arrhythmias. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Gold's professional interests include cardiac electrical disorders and pacemakers.  

 

D. Leonard Griffen III, M.D., F.A.C.C.

GriffenDr. D. Leonard Griffen is the Chairman of Cardiology at Laurel Regional Hospital. 

Dr. Griffen obtained his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University and his medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Griffen also completed additional training in echocardiography Laboratory at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Advanced Echocardiography. Dr. Griffen specializes in transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiography. His professional interests include diagnostic cardiology, congestive heart failure, and adult congenital disease.

 

Richard I. Weinstein, M.D., F.A.C.C.

WeinsteinDr. Richard I. Weinstein is Director of the Chest Pain Center and the Echocardiography Laboratory at Montgomery General Hospital.

Dr. Weinstein attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received his medical degree from University of Maryland. Dr. Weinstein was a resident and intern at George Washington University and a cardiology fellow at the University of Maryland. Dr. Weinstein acquired additional training in nuclear cardiology testing during his fellowship. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases.  His professional interests include cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echo, and nuclear cardiology.

      Thomas J. Odar, M.D., F.A.C.C.

OdarDr. Thomas J. Odar is the current Chief of the Cardiology Subsection at Shady Grove Medical Center. He is also the current Director of the Acute Chest Pain Center at Shady Grove Medical Center.

Dr. Odar obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame. He then went to law school at Georgetown University Law Center where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. Thereafter, Dr. Odar attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree. He did his residency and cardiology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Odar is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases. He specializes in echocardiography and nuclear imaging studies. Additionally, Dr. Odar is certified to read cardiac CT angiography.

 

Daniel J. Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.

GoldbergDr. Daniel J. Goldberg is the immediate past Chairman of Cardiology at Shady Grove Medical Center. He has served on the Medical Staff Executive Committee and was on the Board of Montgomery General Hospital. He was the Chief of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Montgomery General Hospital as well.

 Dr. Goldberg attended George Washington University and received his medical degree from the New York Medical College. He was an intern, resident, and chief medical resident at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Goldberg completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Louisville. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases. His professional interests include preventive cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, and nuclear cardiology.

 

John M. Yackee, M.D., F.A.C.C.

YackeeDr. John M. Yackee attended Ithaca College and received his medical degree from George Washington University, where he also completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship. Following a year on the teaching staff at George Washington University, he entered private practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases. His professional interests include non-invasive cardiology.

 

Michael S. Chen, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., R.P.V.I.

ChenDr. Michael S. Chen currently serves on the Medical Executive Committee of Shady Grove Medical Center as well as the Medical Executive Committee at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.  He is also the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Medical Director at Washington Adventist Hospital, chair of the Cardiology subsection at Shady Grove Medical Center and chair of Internal Medicine at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.

Dr. Chen graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chen finished his general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an interventional cardiologist who performs both coronary interventions as well as peripheral interventions. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter (RPVI) for vascular studies.  He is a Founding Member of the Medical Staff at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.  Dr. Chen has written several book chapters and published articles in leading cardiology journals. His professional interests include interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular interventions.

 

Sean C. Beinart, M.D., F.A.C.C.

BeinartDr. Sean C. Beinart graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed his medical internship and residency at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Beinart finished his general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at Emory University. He is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. He has expertise in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in addition to the ablation of complex arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Dr. Beinart is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Electrophysiology.

Dr. Beinart has published in several cardiology journals and is a current peer reviewer for Circulation. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Cardiac and Vascular Research at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland.

 

 Thomas H. Wang, M.D., F.A.C.C.

WangDr. Thomas H. Wang graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Wang finished his general cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic where he served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Wang then completed his Interventional Cardiology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2007, Dr. Wang was awarded the Irving Dawson award at the Cleveland Clinic for clinical excellence. He is an interventional cardiologist and performs coronary and peripheral interventions.  He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Interventional Cardiology and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

He is a co-author and editor of the Manual of the Patient in the CCU, and has published on aspirin resistance and dual antiplatelet therapy. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Cardiac and Vascular Research at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Dr. Wang has also been profiled in local media stations. Click here to see him on our cable networks.

 

Alexander S. Asser, M.D., F.A.C.C.

AsserDr. Alexander S. Asser graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He obtained his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He then completed his medical internship and residency at George Washington University where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Asser then completed his general cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at George Washington University. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

He has served on the editorial board of a cardiovascular journal and has served as an abstract reviewer for the American College of Cardiology. He has given lectures and authored both book chapters and cardiovascular articles.

Dr. Asser performs all facets of electrophysiology including implantation of permanent pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as complex ablations to treat arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

  

Geetha F. Pinto, M.D., F.A.C.C.

PintoDr. Geetha F. Pinto is the Director of the Heart Failure Clinic at Shady Grove Medical Center.

Dr. Pinto graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  She obtained her medical degree from University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio, TX.  She then completed her medical internship and residency at NYP-Columbia University Medical Center, NY.  Dr. Pinto then completed her general cardiology fellowship at Washington Hospital Center-Georgetown University, DC.  Dr. Pinto's professional interests include Non-invasive Cardiology, Cardiac CT angiography, Advanced Echocardiography, Congestive Heart Failure, and Nuclear Cardiology.

  

Robert DiBianco, M.D., F.A.C.C.

DiBiancoDr. Robert DiBianco attended Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo, completing his Cardiology Fellowship at Georgetown University. He directed the Cardiology Research Clinic at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington DC and has authored 2 nationally distributed patient education booklets. He has contributed importantly to the research of the management of heart failure and is a Board Certified non-interventional cardiologist. He is an Emeritus, Chairman of Medicine at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland. Dr. DiBianco is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

 

Hamza Rana, M.D., M.S.C., R.V.T., R.P.V.I.

Dr. Rana Dr. Hamza Rana is the only area physician uniquely board certified by both the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He received his fellowship training in minimally invasive vein treatments from the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NYU Medical Center in New York.  Before moving to New York, Dr. Rana completed a National Institute of Health sponsored Fellowship training in vascular medicine at the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Wake Forest University Medical Center in North Carolina.  Dr. Rana has extensive experience in vein disease treatment and has helped thousands of patients with vein diseases.  Dr. Rana is a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum, as well as a member of other professional societies.  Dr. Rana serves as a member of the Fellowship Program Development Task Force Committee of the American College of Phlebology.  He has published in leading peer reviewed medical journals and has authored or co-authored several book chapters including one for the American College of Phlebology textbook entitled "Endovenous Ablation in the Management of Varicose Veins".  He has received numerous awards including the Society for Vascular Medicine Young Investigator of the Year Award in 2012.

  

 Jason A. Badillo, M.M.S., PA-C

BadilloMr. Badillo joined Cardiac Associates in 2003 after obtaining his Physician Assistant Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College and his Masters of Medical Science degree from St. Francis University. He previously attended the University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Studies.  Mr. Badillo actively practices in both the inpatient and outpatient settings in addtion to providing coverage at Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility of Shady Grove Medical Center.  He is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiology and his professional interests include preventive cardiology, stress testing, lipid management.

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